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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
REPORTS TO: CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
SUPERVISES: INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS
The Boch Center/Wang Theatre is seeking a creative and strategic thinker with fundraising experience to join our Development Team. The Ideal candidate is interested in all aspects of the Center’s fundraising efforts and able to juggle multiple responsibilities at a time. The Assistant Director of Development is a strategic partner with the Chief Advancement Officer and Associate Director of Development that interfaces and collaborates with partners across departments.
The Assistant Director will help organize special events and be responsible for important office functions that happen every day and are core to deepening donor relationships and engaging new audiences. This position will be part of a 4-person team. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a development generalist eager to immerse themselves in a development operation that is growing and entrepreneurial in nature.
• Help manage invitation and RSVP lists for key development events including the Loge Club and special cultivation events, House Parties, a Gala, exhibit openings and other events as needed
• Prepare donor research and briefings as appropriate to ensure Senior Leadership is prepared for meetings and events
• Interface with the box office to ensure ticket buyers’ contact information is captured for marketing and cultivation efforts
• Track donor activity and action plans for top prospects to ensure we are engaging donors and prospective donors in appropriate and meaningful ways
• Ensure gifts are appropriately documented and acknowledged
• Oversee communication with donor groups
• Manage monthly donor renewals
• Prepare gift reports and reconcile records with the finance office
• Additional duties as assigned to support the mission of the Boch Center and the goals of the Development Department
• 3-5 years of fundraising experience preferably
• Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to juggle many projects simultaneously
• Competency with financials and ability to track and keep costs within budget
• Comfort working with Board volunteers
• A proactive approach to take initiative and work independently
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Ability to work evenings and weekends
• Excellent written. verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Experience writing and designing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, and social media communications.
• Competency with MS Office, donor databases, Constant Contact and Creative Cloud programs
The Boch Center offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including health and dental insurance, immediate vesting in a 401k program, paid vacation and personal time off and more.
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume addressed to Sue Pekock, Chief Advancement Office, Boch Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job
About the Boch Center
The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions, a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres, and home of the Folk American Roots Hall of Fame. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more. Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community.
The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of Boston’s historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. Through numerous education and community outreach initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships, the Boch Center strives to inspire and ignite greater appreciation for art, culture, and creativity.
Reporting to the Director of Digital & Brand Marketing and the Director of Event Marketing, the Marketing Manager helps to advance the work of the Boch Center by supporting and strengthening the overall functions of the marketing department. This role provides critical support in all areas including, but not limited to, event marketing, public relations, social media, email communications, website management, content creation, and management of other special projects. The Marketing Manager will be heavily involved in social media, and all viable applicants must have professional experience in both paid and organic social marketing. The ideal candidate has a marketing and communications background and is detail oriented, creative, a multi-tasker, a team player, and a strong communicator with a consistently positive attitude. The Marketing Manager must exhibit flexibility to meet the evolving needs of a growing department. Graphic design and digital marketing knowledge preferred.
- Provide support for marketing and advertising for all ticketed events at the Wang and Shubert Theatres.
- Provide marketing and communications support for institutional projects as needed.
- Assist in execution of website, content updates, and overall back-end management.
- Provide support for show-related promotional initiatives and events, including identifying and reaching out to potential promotional partners and staffing off site events.
- Serve as a marketing liaison to various internal departments.
- Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or strong liberal arts background and 4 (+) years of related professional experience.
- Experience developing and disseminating organic and paid social media campaigns including content creation.
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
- A passion for a thriving arts and culture sector and an interest in the non-profit community.
- Experience creating and editing audio and video files for web use is a plus.
- Photography and video experience is a plus.
- Knowledge of the local media market and experience with live events is a plus.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Cover letter
- URLs to social media channels you contribute to, and/or to digital storytelling examples
- Graphic design portfolio (if applicable)
All materials should be sent to email@example.com by 7/19/21. The Boch Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
The Production Manager, working as part of the Theatre Services Department and reporting to the VP & General Manager of the Boch Center, will oversee, coordinate and execute all production related aspects of attractions and functions held in Boch Center’s facilities, the Wang Theatre and Shubert Theatre or events presented by Boch Center in outside facilities.
Minimum of 5 years related Production Management experience dealing extensively with popular music, commercial theatrical productions and special events/functions.
A proven track record working with touring concert and show personnel.
Detailed knowledge of all production aspects including carpentry, rigging, lighting, sound, properties, backline, audio-visual, artist hospitality and artist logistics fulfillment.
Ability to coordinate needs of multiple attractions and functions simultaneously.
Ability to work within established client budgets and meet or exceed goals.
Thorough understanding of safety issues and practices relating to theatre operations and live productions.
Ability to read and understand theatrical stage drawings specifications and Technical Riders.
Ability to work well within the Boch Center’s team environment both inside the Theatre Services Department as well as other institutional departments.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to handle a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively with promoters, touring personnel, and other constituents in advance of the events and day-of-show.
A positive track record working with an IATSE and Teamster union workforce.
A history of proven budget management that adheres to both company and client goals.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and CAD programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Work with incoming attractions and functions, internal staff, unions, and vendors to advise, assist and implement all production needs.
Oversee all production related staff including stagehands, wardrobe, teamsters, and hair, as well as in conjunction with Director of Theatre Operations, Facilities staff during functions.
Prepare and update detailed estimates/budgets for attractions and functions on a regular and timely basis.
Provide timely and thorough responses to production requirements.
Set and enforce safety standards and procedures.
Ability to understand and work within various labor union agreements.
Assure that a full complement of employees, as required by the needs of the attraction/function, are available for work as scheduled.
Review, reconcile, code, and approve payroll submitted.
Maintain excellent working relationship with various city and state agencies, e.g. City of Boston Fire Department, City of Boston Transportation Department, City of Boston Public Works Department, as required for production related issues.
Maintain a cooperative working relationship with the Director of Theatre Operations and work together on city and other facility related inspections as well as fulfillment of attraction/function requirements.
Assist VP & General Manager in preparation for contract negotiations with production related labor unions.
Assist VP & General Manager in responding to facility booking inquiries.
Perform all other duties customarily performed by a Production Manager, or as directed by the Employer.
Boch Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:
Michael Szczepkowski, VP & General Manager
270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Boch Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer